Thursday, July 21, 2011

Are we there yet?

Hehehe!! I remember when we were kids, my brothers and sister and I were forever asking our poor parents, "Are we there yet?" whenever we set out on a trip or vacation. Well, now that I'm grown up and married and all mature and everything, I no longer pester my parents...instead, I ask my husband repeatedly, "Is it time for vacation yet?" LOL!! I gotta tell ya...I've been thinking about our annual trip to the beach almost non-stop for the past several weeks...and our vacation is just not coming fast enough for me!! Sooooo...I decided that I'd make a card about being at the beach...and, as luck would have it, my little card fits perfectly into this week's challenge at Mo's! Our very own clever and creative DT sister, Elaine, is our hostess this week and she's chosen the theme:

Summer Vacation!

Perfect, huh?!!  Well, here's what I came up with...

Hehehe! I should look so good in a bikini! I do enjoy those little umbrella drinks, though!! This cutie patootie is called "Little Umbrella" and is available at Mo's online store HERE. And, believe it when I tell ya, she was soooooo much fun to color!!

I used DCWV cardstock (pastel pack)...and the DPs are from Kaiser Craft's "Seaside Collection." I "borrowed" the idea to make a "quilt-like" design from my friend, Dorcas. Unfortunately for me, I haven't quite figured out how to work my little sewing machine...(I'm mechanically challenged, what can I say?! LOL!) so I pieced it together and secured everything with Score-Tape.

I used "Sand" Ultrafine Flower Soft for, you guessed it, the sand! The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps...the raffia and buttons are from my stash...and I used Nestabilities Dies # 6 (Reverse Wonky Rectangles). Flowers are Prima. Coloring was done w/Copics.

So, there ya interpretation of Elaine's "Summer Vacation" theme! Now...let's all hop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog and take a peek at the gorgeous "Vacation" creations by my very talented DT sisters!

Please join us this week, won't you? It's easy...just pull out crafting supplies and choose one (or more if you like) of Mo Manning's images and get started on your very own Summer Vacation card or paper project. Remember to link your project to Mo's Challenge Blog and you may just have your name chosen by the Random.Org thingie to win a FREE Mo Manning Digital Image of YOUR choice!!!! Yikes! Have ya seen the new "potty" images? Adorable!!

Thanks so much, my sweet friends, for stopping by to visit! Have a beautiful week...sending lots of huggggggggs...until next time....


Iulia said...

Hey sweetie!
I m just as excited as you are about our summer vacation:) Just can't find my place in the house anymore. I've been packing for a week now and realize I begin to need stuff from the trunks:))
Your Little Umbrella is adorable just perfectly colored and the flowersoft sand looks great as I zoomed it a bit:) Love the layers and colors and that raffia is the perfect addition!
What can I say? Just the cherry on top to make me call my hubby for the 100th time and ask as you do if "is it time for vacation yet:))" I start my vacation the minute he arrives and we all go shopping:) That's almost just as exciting:)
Enjoy your time off darlin'- talk again soon:)
Hugs, Iulia

Nicola said...

Stunning card Pat inside and out, as inspirational as ever, love the flower soft idea for sand!! Great image, it shows that you enjoyed colouring her in, you always put your heart and soul into each creation! Loving the patchwork look also!
Love Nicola xxx

Dorcas said...

Scortape works! lol I am never without scortape it is a wonder invention!
I love your quilted background, Pat and I always adore your coloring skills. I can picture you on the sands of Arizona now....with the little umbrella drinks you'll sooon forget there's no water!

Dawn B. said...

My beach time comes in 2 weeks. Can't wait. I wish I looked this good too. I LOVE the layout on this card. Great job Pat.

Cheryl said...

Great card Pat, I would never wear a bikini whether I looked like her or a super model lol. Have a great time on your holiday.
Hugs Cheryl

Elaine L. said...

I LOVE this card, Pat! The colors and coloring are fabulous! Which Copics did you use for her skin?

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
Oh I love the quilted look and papers used :o)
Also the use of flower soft for the sand and the
Your image is painted beautifully!!
Hugs, Candy

Debbie said...

Pat, OMG!! This is just amazing... I love every detail, especially the sand... and as far as the beach goes.. I still haven't stuck my foot in the sand yet..and I'm right across the street.... now that''s bad...

Have fun

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous card Pat. Amazing.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, love the colours that you have used, gorgeous work as always, big hugs love Pops x x x

Roxannetviz said...

I LOVE this card, Pat! The colors and coloring are fabulous! Which Copics did you use for her skin?